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FSC Responds to Proposed Statewide Legislation to Mandate Condoms in Adult Productions

FSC Responds to Proposed Statewide Legislation to Mandate Condoms in Adult Productions
Despite strong opposition from the adult entertainment industry, a new bill proposing a statewide mandate for barrier protection (condoms, gloves, goggles and dental dams) to be used in adult film productions was announced yesterday by the L.A. Times. In response to the proposed legis... More »

Stating the Terms

Stating the Terms
How many of you have ever read the terms and conditions on websites that you frequent? I often say that drafting online agreements is some of the loneliest work a lawyer can do. Usually, even the webmaster stops reading after a few paragraphs. A “South Park” episode made a joke out of t... More »

Mobile vs. Web Access: Digital Dividing Line

Mobile vs. Web Access: Digital Dividing Line
Technology is combining with changing consumer behaviors to drive an increase in the use of mobile devices for Internet access. From checking Facebook to bank accounts, watching videos to engaging in social media, and even live interactive sex cams, mobile devices are commonly employed throughout th... More »

Malware Woes for Open Source App Distribution

Malware Woes for Open Source App Distribution
As evolution impacts the mobile arena, malware threats and other factors are joining forces to cast a doubt on traditional Open Source Android apps and their free-for-all distribution channels that can lack substantial oversight and be rife with vulnerabilities. For marketers of adult entertainment... More »

Ron Jeremy, Get Well Soon!

Ron Jeremy, Get Well Soon!
Yesterday, we were all sad to hear that Ron Jeremy is in the hospital, suffering from a serious heart ailment. Word in the media spread quickly; for friends and fans, it’s a big deal because Ron is part of the history and fabric of this industry. Four years ago, when he received... More »

Discussion: Is the Adult Paysite Model Dead?

Discussion: Is the Adult Paysite Model Dead?
It is a question that most adult entertainment website operators have asked themselves and their peers over the past few years: “is the paysite business model dead?” XBIZ.net adult entertainment industry social network member Luckey Starr (www.theluckeystar.com) recently renewed the tim... More »

2012 — Beyond the Year in Review

2012 — Beyond the Year in Review
With the elections and the holiday season over, and the new-year upon us, it’s time for our annual analysis of the key factors that shaped the adult entertainment industry during 2012 and how those developments will set the stage for 2013 and beyond. For a range of perspectives on the year&rs... More »

AHF Comments on Steamray Studios CalOSHA Fines are Predictably Inflammatory

AHF Comments on Steamray Studios CalOSHA Fines are Predictably Inflammatory
Recent comments by AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) on a Cal-OSHA case involving adult producer Steamray Studios are predictably inflammatory, said Free Speech Coalition today. “Yet another attempt by Weinstein to cloud the issue and cause concern for adult producers and perform... More »

FSC Booth at AEE Spreads Awareness, Raises Funds for Opposition to Measure B

FSC Booth at AEE Spreads Awareness, Raises Funds for Opposition to Measure B
Free Speech Coalition (FSC) traveled to Las Vegas last week to attend the 30th Annual Adult Entertainment Expo, where the adult industry trade association hosted a booth to spread awareness and raise funds for opposition to the Los Angeles County “Safer Sex” in Adult Produc... More »

XBIZ Awards Show Fundraisers Brings More Than $80K for Opposition to Measure B, ASACP

XBIZ Awards Show Fundraisers Brings More Than $80K for Opposition to Measure B, ASACP
The XBIZ Awards held on January 11 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Century City, CA, paid tribute to the adult industry’s best and brightest, with a gala red carpet event and elegant awards presentation. Midway through the evening’s festivities, a fundraiser was stag... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Retailers Forecast Consumer Trends for 2017

With the New Year barreling down upon us, retailers already are anticipating product categories to grow, and what both vendors and consumers can expect in the coming year. Promotions for 2017 and the release... More »

Sex Toy Manufacturers Offer Predictions for 2017

In 2016, it was evident that the sex toys/pleasure products sector of the adult industry was thriving when Forbes Magazine quoted CalExotics President Susan Colvin as saying that it now “stands as... More »

Execs of 2016: Online Industry Businessmen Reveal Market Drivers

XBIZ World is pleased to present “Execs of 2016: The Year in Review” — a special showcase of the thoughts and strategies of 2016’s most influential and motivational leaders as they... More »
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